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Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
May 25, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , TSP , Roth TSP , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , G Fund , federal deficit , mutual fund window , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/25/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

Sixty-five percent of federal employees who are eligible retire choose to stay on the job, according to a Federal News Radio survey. The workforce is growing older, but holding off on retirement actually makes financial sense for many employees. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave: Planning for a Workforce that's Aging in Place, Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley talked to Kim Weaver, the director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. She's also putting off her last day to work and explains the financial reasons why many others do the same.

Tags: Sean McCalley , The Reverse Retirement Wave , Kim Weaver , retirement

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 04:16pm EDT

Feds ride the money, benefits wave longer than expected

For many federal employees, retiring well after they become eligible makes more sense than retiring the minute they reach that benchmark. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Kim Weaver, the director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, explains her decision to hold off on jumping straight into life after federal service.

Tags: retirement , The Reverse Retirement Wave , special report , Kim Weaver , TSP , pay and benefits , FERS , CSRS , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 09:55am EDT

TSP board defends delays in cyber fixes

Participants in the Thrift Savings Plan might not like to hear their accounts don't have all the recommended cybersecurity protections they need. But the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is taking its insider threat security development so seriously, it's putting its own cybersecurity testers through the ringer.

Tags: Cybersecurity , TSP , Kim Weaver , EBSA , penetration testing , In Depth

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 01:55pm EDT
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TSP's Weaver: Monthly meeting 'a tale of two auditors'

The chief accountant for the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration says the Thrift Savings Plan board lags in doing security tests on the TSP's network. Kim Weaver is Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Board isn't avoiding doing the tests, and there are a couple of kinds of tests the Board will run.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Thrift Savings Plan , TSP , In Depth , retirement

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:47pm EDT
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Most TSP funds dip in March

Only three of the 10 funds in the Thrift Savings Plan posted positive returns for the month of March.

Tags: TSP , retirement , benefits , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 05:00pm EDT

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
March 30, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , federal retirement , TSP , Roth TSP , Kim Weaver , Greg Long , G Fund , federal deficit , mutual fund window , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 03/30/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

A hidden proposal in the new budget resolution the House of Representatives is about to pass would change the way the G-Fund in the Thrift Savings Plan bears interest. The idea is to save the government money by paying less into the fund. But that means participants would receive less money out of the fund. Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, about the details behind the proposal and why it could be a big headache.

Tags: In Depth , Kim Weaver , TSP , G-fund

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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Most TSP funds rise in February

All but one Thrift Savings Plan fund made steady progress last month. The fixed income F Fund lost 0.91 percent.

Tags: TSP , benefits , retirement , money , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:47pm EST

Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

More of your colleagues than ever invest for retirement in the Thrift Savings Plan. 88 percent of FERS employees across government save in TSP accounts. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she told what the TSP thinks that number means.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP ,

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 04:30pm EST
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